Riffles Or Lumps Recipe

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RIFFLES or LUMPS

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

This recipe is at least 300 years old... (and NO... it is not one that I created in my younger years! LOL)

Way back when... foods were frequently in shortage and were time consuming to prepare. Saving crumbs could mean the difference between eating or going without.

Cooks would scrape the rolling pins and boards and gather all the crumbs after making biscuits, noodles, breads and pies. They put the scraps into jars. When they had saved enough scraps, they would use them to make Riffles. Also known as LUMPS.

Each cook developed recipes around using up these scraps.

Now we use a formal recipe just because it's fast... and good!


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Serves:

varies depending on how you use them

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FORMAL RIFFLES RECIPE

1 1/2 c
flour
3/4 tsp
salt
2 medium
eggs

FORMAL FLAVORING

1/2 c
milk or cream
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
sugar

OPTIONS FOR FLAVORING

butter
cream
milk
sugar
cinnamon
nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
soup, stew, eggs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cut together all ingredients in a bowl until little flakes or balls form.
2
Boil three cups of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Toss in the Riffles. Boil and stir until the Riffles are transparent and the liquid is thickened.
3
At this point you decide what you want to flavor this with. Milk? Butter? Cream? A combination of them? salt and pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg? sugar?

Or do you want to throw it into a pot of soup or stew?

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: English
Other Tag: Quick & Easy